Monday 23 March 2009

Badaami Tangri

8 drumsticks (chicken legs) / 3 breasts of chicken cut into 2" pieces

2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder

3/4 cup thick curd- hand for 15 minutes
1/2 thick cream
2 tbsp almonds- blanched (soaked in hot water and peeled) and ground to a paste
2 tsp kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
1 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsps ginger-garlic paste
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp chopped coriander

3 tbsp melted butter mixed with 1 tsp white pepper and 2 tsp kasoori methi


  • Wash and pat dry the chicken pieces. Make 2 incisions (not too deep cuts) on each drumstick.
  • Marinate the pieces with the first marinade- salt, red chilli and lemon juice for 1/2 hour.
    Mix curd, cream, almond paste, kasoori methi, corn flour, ginger- garlic paste, salt and coriander in a bowl.
  • Pickup the chicken pieces discarding the lemon juice. Marinate the chicken pieces in the curd mixture for 2-3 hours or even more, but refrigerate while being marinated. You may marinate the chicken overnight too.
  • Heat an electric oven at 180C or a gas tandoor on gas at moderate flame for 10 minutes. Grill the marinated chicken pieces on a greased wire grill.
  • Melt some butter and mix some white pepper and kasoori methi in it. Turn the chicken once in between and baste (pour) with this melted butter to flavour the chicken. Grill till tender for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve hot sprinkled with some chaat masala and lemon juice.
  • Serve with Poodina chutney.
This Recipe is taken from Nitha Mehta's Tandoori Cooking in the Oven

I am sending this Badaami Tangri to Lets go nuts-Almonds event hosted by JZ of Tasty Treats.

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  1. I have that book, lover her books. Tangri looks perfect Swapna, what a snack to have on Sunday evenings for dinner! :)

  2. Badaami Tangri looks very perfect. Looks delicious..Bookmark it.

  3. Yummy,!!!
    I am drooling here.....
    Your pics really rock...
    Nice recipe of the dish...

  4. Thank you Asha:) I too am a big fan of her recipes.....I have a collection of her cook books:)

    Thank you Trupti.....please let me know after you try this recipe....

    Thank you Bharathy:)

  5. WOw they looks so so delicous, wish i could pick few from the screen.

  6. Great looking Tangri Swapna! Like the recipe. :-)

  7. Dont have any words, other than, I am drooling right now!! amazing, tempting pictures, swapna...

    Thanks for sending it to my event!! :-)

  8. Thank you Happy cook, Sharmila and JZ....:)

  9. Tangri chicken looks perfect and delicious.

  10. Tangri looks perfect and delicious.

  11. Tani kebab is my fav' one, looks perfect!

  12. First time here. U have a yummy blog dear. Badaami Tangri looks delicious.

  13. Oooh swapna, this is perfect! I'm drooling over all of them. Will finish the whole! Do check my blog and participate in my FIL-Tomato event by 31st..!:)

  14. Dunno how I missed your space till date..Am loving it..All yum new recipes to me..This chicken dish is a keeper..I would just love to munch on it forever..yumm..:)

  15. looks so yummy! will try it soon swapna


  16. Hi..first time here..You have a neat blog..
    the tangri chicken looks scrummy!

  17. Thank you Varunavi:)

    Thank you Malar Gandhi:)

    Thank you Vicky....Keep visiting :)

    Thank you Shama:)

    Thank you Sanghi....Sorry I missed your event....was really busy...promise will definitely participate next time :)

    Thank you Varsha for visiting my blog....please do try my recipes and please keep visiting my blog :)

    Thak you Pearlin and let me know the outcome dear:)

    Thank you Madhumathi :)

  18. Never heard of this..looking yummm.

  19. Swapna, when I read the title, I thought its chicken thigh dish..(Tangri=leg!) This surely looks great, loved the pics n ur directions too! :) Tks for sharing!!

  20. Looks very very tempting. I love kababs & tikkas & anything like this. The recipe is really good. I'll have to do this sometimes. never did it with badam... Lovely pics too.

  21. 2 marinations mmm that sounds interesting and love the way they have turned out... Nice color and mouth watering... My first visit here shall keep visiting you...

  22. This is such a tempting recipe.I love chicken and always prefer it dry.A sure try out for me.

  23. I just tried this recipe yesterday for a little party we had for relatives. Big hit!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Next time, i will probably use more thigh or dark meat, I personally am not a fan of chicken breast meat, it gets so dry when cooked for a long time.I'm definitely adding this recipe to my collection, hope i can blog about it some day, if I have any chicken left over to take pics of! =)

  24. Zaara...Glad to hear you and your family liked this chicken:) Thank you so much for trying out my recipe:))


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